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Letter on COVID-19
from Oregon Periodontics
Reconstructive Periodontal Microsurgery
Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is a serious issue that affects the health of your whole mouth. It starts with a barely noticeable infection of your gums, characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush and floss. Because this stage is often overlooked, it quickly worsens. The periodontal pockets that form as a result of swollen tissue pulling away from the teeth become a new home to oral bacteria, which attack the periodontal ligaments and the jawbone, along with continuing to attack the gums. Ultimately, periodontal disease can lead to gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth loss. When periodontal disease has reached these more advanced stages, surgery is often required to stop its progression and to allow your mouth to heal. Many surgical procedures are invasive, which can make for an uncomfortable recovery. At Oregon Periodontics, P.C., we offer a less invasive option, reconstructive periodontal microsurgery.
Common Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Periodontal reconstructive surgery is often performed to restore both the health of your mouth as well as its appearance. There are several surgical procedures that are often used.
What Exactly Is Microsurgery?
Many periodontal surgery procedures are quite invasive, causing a significant amount of trauma to your gum tissue. This trauma then results in an uncomfortable amount of pain and swelling, as well as bleeding, during your recovery. Recovery times, depending upon the surgery can last several weeks.
Reconstructive periodontal microsurgery provides a revolutionary alternative to traditional surgical procedures. Thanks to specially designed tools, we can perform a variety of different procedures with very minimal invasion, significantly reducing tissue trauma. Common microsurgery instruments include:
What Are the Benefits of Microsurgery?
There are numerous benefits to using microsurgery to perform your reconstructive periodontal procedures.
Reconstructive periodontal microsurgery provides a much less invasive alternative to traditional reconstructive periodontal surgical procedures. If the health and appearance of your mouth has been affected by periodontal disease, call Oregon Periodontics, P.C., today to find out if reconstructive periodontal microsurgery is right for you at (503) 575-7750.
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11786 Southwest Barnes Rd Suite 210
Portland, OR 97225
Office: (503) 575-7750
Fax: (503) 531-3560
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